On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 1944

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected President of the United States for a record fourth term, defeating Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die

Famous Birthdays

  • James Dashow, American-Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1979; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Julian Christopher, American actor (Jerry-Magician), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Ken Patera, American professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Luigi Riva, Italian footballer (Cagliari), born in Leggiuno, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Sorge, German spy for the Soviet Union in Tokyo during World War II, hanged in Tokyo at 49
1944 Highlights

About November 7, 1944

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio